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noun [countable/uncountable] lead time pronunciation in British English /ˈliːd ˌtaɪm/ 
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singularlead time
plurallead times
  1. the time between planning something and starting to do it

    Local firms learned how to reduce lead time by 75–95% while still reducing costs.


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